Virtual Program Offerings & COVID-19 Resources
CNIB's Virtual Program Offerings
Join us! Whether it’s children and youth groups, employment workshops, tech sessions or book clubs, our innovative programs are designed to educate, entertain and engage! Our free programs are available to Canadians who are blind or partially sighted as well as their families, friends and caregivers.
CNIB Participant Agreement
CNIB strives to offer a safe, respectful, and open environment for all its participants, volunteers and employees.
CNIB urges provinces to ensure vaccination distribution strategies are accessible
As COVID-19 vaccination clinics roll out across the country, CNIB is publicly urging provincial governments and local public health units to ensure their vaccine distribution strategies are accessible to Canadians with sight loss.
Virtual Vision Mate Program
To combat the negative ramifications that isolation can have on Canadians with sight loss, the CNIB Foundation has adapted one of its core program offerings, the Vision Mate program, to engage volunteers to connect virtually with participants by phone or online, at least once a week.
Behind the Mask: CNIB Creative Writing Project
How do you document a year in lockdown? When COVID-19 stay-at-home orders were imposed in Canada, we asked CNIB program participants to share their 'behind the mask' stories. Hear their creative reflections.
COVID-19 Accessibility Recommendations
People living with sight loss often experience barriers that prevent them from participating fully in society. As restaurants, retail stores and municipalities begin to reopen and introduce new operating conditions and procedures to stop the spread of COVID-19, the CNIB Foundation is providing recommendations to help remove barriers and ensure that indoor and outdoor spaces are accessible for all.
Here you'll find some external COVID-19 resources.
Physical distancing is impractical for many Canadians with sight loss.
Interviews and stories
Learn more about CNIB Foundation programs and resources in these interviews with program participants, CNIB staff and CNIB Brand Ambassador, Ben Mulroney.
CNIB Facebook Live
Music brings people together, especially during difficult times. In the spring, the CNIB Foundation welcomed musicians with sight loss to the virtual stage on CNIB's Facebook page!